What is the difference between iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus?

iPhone 6s Plus unboxing photos

Still wondering whether it’s really worth upgrading your iPhone 6 Plus to an iPhone 6s Plus? Both may look identical at first glance, but in actual fact, Apple’s latest devices are huge improvements over their predecessor. Here’s the full list of differences between iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus.

  • Apple’s latest A9 processor, which is up to 70 percent faster than last year’s A8
    • Dual-core ARM v8 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz
    • PowerVR GT7600 graphics
    • M9 motion coprocessor
  • 2GB of RAM (twice as much as in the iPhone 6 Plus)
  • LTE-Advanced connectivity
  • MIMO Wi-Fi up to 866 Mbps
  • 12-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera (up from 8-megapixels)
    • 4K video
    • Live Photos
    • 63-megapixel panoramas
    • 1080p slo-mo video at 120 fps or 720p at 240 fps
    • Optical Image Stabalization (now even for videos)
  • 5-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera (up from 1.2-megapixels)
    • Retina Flash
    • Face detection
    • Exposure control
  • 3D Touch display with stronger Ion-X glass
  • Taptic Engine
  • New Rose Gold color option
  • Series 7000 aluminum (the same aluminum used for Apple Watch)
  • Always-on “Hey Siri” (iPhone no longer needs to be connected to a charger)
  • Faster second-generation Touch ID sensor

If you’re still looking for a reason to upgrade to the latest iPhone, then, you should be able to find a few in this list. And when you have your new devices and someone asks you “what’s so different?” you can point them to this post for the full list of improvements.

This list proves that Apple’s slogan for its latest iPhones — “The only thing that’s changed is everything” — is a great fit. You can find out more about iPhone 6s Plus and its new features via the links below.

iPhone 6s Plus vs. iPhone 6 Plus

The 10 best Phone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus features

If you want to find out the difference between iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, check our post from yesterday:

➤ What is the difference between iPhone 6s and iPhone 6?